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Food poisoning News

Most raw chicken in hospitals contains pathogenic bacteria

More than 80% of raw chicken samples tested in a hospital kitchen tested positive for antibiotic resistant bacteria, according to a recent study.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

High level of pesticides found in frozen food products of Japan

Several people in Japan have fallen sick after consuming frozen food products contaminated with high amounts of pesticide.
In the Media by Sheetal Patel - 3 comments

Microfluidic chip sorts 'good' bacteria from 'bad' bacteria

Phoenix - Sometimes the difference between harmless and harmful bacteria is miniscule. A new device aims to make this detection easier.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Making a probiotic chicken to beat food poisoning

A probiotic chicken could be reared, with friendly bacteria added to the coat of the chicken, as a way of warding of food poisoning bacteria.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

New device to detect food pathogens

West Lafayette - A system that concentrates foodborne salmonella and other pathogens faster than conventional methods has been developed. The device uses hollow thread-like fibers that filter out the cells, leading to faster detection.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Toxic nanoparticles could be entering human food supply

Concerns have been expressed about the use of silver nanoparticles as a pesticide for farming, which could lead to toxic particles entering the food chain.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Copper nanoparticles protect food from bacteria

Scientists have proposed adding copper nano-particles into food packaging materials on this basis that this could help prevent a variety of foodborne diseases.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Olives recalled due to botulism risk

Bel Frantoio brand Mediterranean Olives have been recalled across the U.S. because they have the potential to be contaminated with the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

New insight into combating Salmonella

Scientists have gained a new understanding into how Salmonella causes infection. This is by taking over the ‘good’ bacteria in the human gut. This understanding could lead to new treatments.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Your fridge could be making you sick

The household refrigerator is implicated for food poisoning in a number of studies and reports. In many cases when people believe they've contracted the flu, it's actually food poisoning caused by your fridge.
In the Media by Ajit Jha - 2 comments
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Tainted frozen food sickens hundreds in Japan. Maruha Nichiro Holdings  runs the factory that allege...
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Tainted frozen food sickens hundreds in Japan. Maruha Nichiro Holdings, runs the factory that allegedly produced the tainted products (January 8, 2014). A human body is affected by the chemicals after consuming tainted food
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Food poisoning Blogs

Leaves of the carob tree can fight food-poisoning bacteria

The leaves of the plant that yields carob, a substitute for chocolate, are a rich source of antibacterial substances....
Dec 22, 2012 in  Reason and Science by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Coriander Oil Could Tackle Food Poisoning and Drug-Resistant Infections

The researchers from the University of Beira Interior in Portugal tested coriander oil against 12 bacterial strains,...
May 20, 2012 in  Health by Tim Sandle

Main sources of food poisioning

Over 90% of cases of a common form of food poisoning seen this year were due to people eating undercooked chicken liver...
Feb 1, 2012 in  Health by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Looking back at 2011 - E. coli: what is it and what was the German outbreak about?

Within the human gut (or gastrointestinal tract) reside billions of different bacteria. It has been estimated that...
Dec 30, 2011 in  Health by Tim Sandle - 3 comments
 

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